With so many children trusted in the hands of the bus drivers, and on bus routes, we can only hope that the proper procedures are in place to ensure safety.
What most people do not know is that a majority of school bus related accidents do not occur when the child is actually on the bus, but instead when they are walking on and off of it. This heightens the need for solid routines, and a step-by-step process for each time a student is getting on the bus or getting off of the bus.
Some serious school bus accidents have even occurred in parking lots.
It does not have to be a busy road for it to be dangerous.
School Bus Safety
Check with your school district to see what the school bus safety procedure is. Make sure your child is aware of the procedure and knows the importance of following it.
Also, talk to your child’s bus driver if you feel the need. They will know the procedures enforced by the school district and can tell you exactly what the routine is with the children.
If there are no procedures in place, there is a definite need for action.
Child Involved in a School Bus Accident – Marblehead, Ohio
When a child is injured in an accident, it can be a very overwhelming and stressful time for the parents. The attorneys at The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices have experience dealing with child accidents and can navigate through the process with you. Whether it involves questions with your claim, or how to deal with the insurance companies, our offices have the resources to help you.
You can also order a free copy of the Little Kids Big Accidents Book. In this book there is information to help understand the claims process.